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04-10-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

It got up to 20C twice in the past week, 15C for...

It got up to 20C twice in the past week, 15C for today. Now there is snow in the forecast for the next 3 days, upwards of 20 cm. After today, below freezing until next Thursday. I may need to pull...
03-29-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,966
Posted By gecho

Dang near everything is out of stock at MEC in...

Dang near everything is out of stock at MEC in the leadup and aftermath of their bankruptcy / takeover.
03-29-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

After 18C yesterday we are in for one last blast...

After 18C yesterday we are in for one last blast of winter tonight. Up to 10 cm of snow and 100 km/h winds. Tomorrow looks miserable. Warm Wednesday onwards. Maybe I'll get one more fat bike ride in...
03-23-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By gecho

A few weeks back I had a 17 km/h crash on packed...

A few weeks back I had a 17 km/h crash on packed snow, definitely the fastest crash I've ever had. The snow had been super grippy with studs so I'm not quite sure what caused it. My guess is that...
03-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

We had a surprise 70F day yesterday. Back to just...

We had a surprise 70F day yesterday. Back to just above freezing highs most of next week. Took the studded tires off my mtb yesterday since most of the ice is gone. Bought some cheap tires since 26"...
03-10-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

Most of the snow missed us, which is good because...

Most of the snow missed us, which is good because the forecast had bumped the total up to 15 cm. It was the fast melting type of snow, I shoveled the driveway after the first wave, and even though...
03-07-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

Sudden forecast change. 8C tomorrow, then upwards...

Sudden forecast change. 8C tomorrow, then upwards of 10cm of snow tomorrow night through Tuesday. Will keep things wet for a while. 14 day forecast shows more next week, but that forecast is never...
03-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

Just 41 here today and it was enough to be very...

Just 41 here today and it was enough to be very sloppy. The bike gets so dirty and sandy during the melting days that it needs more cleaning after every ride than I care for.

I load a pump up...
03-04-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By gecho

Lucas Brunelle isn't your average cyclist. He...

Lucas Brunelle isn't your average cyclist. He has videos on his channel of hanging onto car wheel wells at highway speeds.
03-04-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By gecho

Some warm weather this week so I'm going to do my...

Some warm weather this week so I'm going to do my first non-fat bike ride since November 7th. Studded mtb tomorrow, and gravel on the non-studded cross bike Friday / Saturday. Main streets are...
01-26-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By gecho

Its made by Helly Hansen and I got it several...

Its made by Helly Hansen and I got it several years ago. I looked on their website and I don't see it. When I do a search on google I get HH LIFA Active Mesh but when I click through there are no...
01-23-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 931
Posted By gecho

One of my favorite baselayer shirts for down to...

One of my favorite baselayer shirts for down to around -8C is mesh on the back.

One of these years someone will invent super materials where the properties can change on the fly. Fabric where the...
01-21-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,084
Posted By gecho

I discovered the Pro was discontinued right...

I discovered the Pro was discontinued right around the time I realized it was the only saddle I've ever really liked. The two of mine have been fantastic, and I wanted to get a few more. The B17 is...
01-21-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,642
Posted By gecho

This season has been unusually warm so far, with...

This season has been unusually warm so far, with many days around -5C. I've seen tons of people out riding fat bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, cross bikes in the snow. The amusing thing is that the...
12-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,749
Posted By gecho

Some of the carpet tape near the cuff came loose....

Some of the carpet tape near the cuff came loose. I'll have to drill some tiny holes in the plastic and sew it at that location instead. I'll probably also add attachment points at the inner bend to...
12-19-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By gecho

Ice Spiker Pro is available in 27.5 x 2.6. If I...

Ice Spiker Pro is available in 27.5 x 2.6. If I was forced to consolidate my fat / mountain bike I'd probably end up with a 27.5+ bike.
12-18-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,749
Posted By gecho

I was thinking of getting better bar mitts this...

I was thinking of getting better bar mitts this winter, but 2020 has been the year of "out of stock". So I set about addressing the main issue I have with my Rockbros handlebar mitts, specifically...
11-06-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By gecho

Personally I think you would be safer riding with...

Personally I think you would be safer riding with lower exertion in the cold (though I don't). I say low exertion rather than low speed because on my fat bike I can be riding hard and not going very...
11-03-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By gecho

If the forecast holds we could see the biggest...

If the forecast holds we could see the biggest snow dump in 7 years on Sunday, 30+ cm. It will be too much to break trail through. But it will give me a chance to go snowshoeing as there hasn't been...
10-20-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,021
Posted By gecho

We got some snow today but I waited too long and...

We got some snow today but I waited too long and it melted at which point I wasn't in the mood to go for a cold wet ride. Around here its like November showed up 3 weeks early. Well below seasonal...
09-28-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By gecho

I've had my Edge 830 a few months now and I'm...

I've had my Edge 830 a few months now and I'm always surprised how fast it starts. I usually hit the power button before punching the code into the garage door keypad to close it and the computer is...
09-27-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,383
Posted By gecho

I think you have to look at not just cadence but...

I think you have to look at not just cadence but wattage. When out with very slow riders I have to lower my cadence to around 70 or less (or handicap myself with a less efficient bike). High...
09-13-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,715
Posted By gecho

A guy I know bought a used steel fat bike. He...

A guy I know bought a used steel fat bike. He needed to use lye to dissolve the old seat post to get it out.
08-14-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,050
Posted By gecho

Tubeless ready Ice Spiker Pro on a tubeless rim,...

Tubeless ready Ice Spiker Pro on a tubeless rim, super tight, always a struggle. I don't use tubeless just happened to buy both separately on sale.
07-21-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By gecho

Heavy equipment like that can utterly destroy an...

Heavy equipment like that can utterly destroy an MUP. They generally weren't excavated deep enough, don't have as much road base or layers of asphalt as a regular road. Contractors doing work here...
07-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By gecho

I'd been using bibs only for about 5 years and...

I'd been using bibs only for about 5 years and recent went back to shorts. Late winter I suddenly developed a contact dermatitis reaction to the bibs I've been using the past few years.

What I...
07-03-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,566
Posted By gecho

My biggest Garmin problem at the moment doesn't...

My biggest Garmin problem at the moment doesn't even have anything to do with the Garmin itself.

The Garmin Express program causes my Windows 10 CPU usage to continuously alternate between 0 and...
06-27-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,566
Posted By gecho

After a few rides with the 830 I decided to tweak...

After a few rides with the 830 I decided to tweak my custom map style to improve visibility on the higher resolution screen. I bumped up all my road widths by 1, and increased the icon size for some...
06-26-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By gecho

You don't have to setup separate profiles to use...

You don't have to setup separate profiles to use sensors like on the old Garmin units. Just add all your sensors and the Garmin will connect to whatever ones are active. If you go into the Sensors...
06-23-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,152
Posted By gecho

I have a cavernous trunk bag, so I use a 2L...

I have a cavernous trunk bag, so I use a 2L Platypus Water Tank to refill my bottles. It holds nearly 3 bottles worth of extra water, though I often put less in it. Once its empty it folds flat. ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,666
Posted By gecho

It is a good idea to check any medicine you pack...

It is a good idea to check any medicine you pack once in a while. I've had advil, antacid tablets and throat lozenges all pulverized to powder or the blister packs ripped open from bouncing around....
Replies: 115
Views: 19,713
Posted By gecho

The local cycling body sent out notification...

The local cycling body sent out notification early last week that we could have rides again with small groups, then "back pedaled" by Friday. I think the government was vague with their...
06-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,566
Posted By gecho

I finally decided to upgrade my 800. I tried a...

I finally decided to upgrade my 800. I tried a NOS 820 first but map redraw time was about 4x longer than on the 800, so I sent it back and got an 830. I've been quite pleased with the 830 as a...
05-16-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 781
Posted By gecho

Edelux DC 170

https://nabendynamo.de/en/products/headlights/for-pedelecs/

Interesting light option coming out in July. 5W 170 lux supporting 5 to 15 V DC. No switch or tail light connection.

Aimed at...
05-11-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By gecho

If you ran out of thread and are turning onto the...

If you ran out of thread and are turning onto the non-threaded part of the spoke, adjustments can easily undo themselves.
04-19-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,163
Posted By gecho

Finally warm here but 3 days in a row of...

Finally warm here but 3 days in a row of diabolical wind. Double digit celsius temps all this week, but wind up to 40-50 km/h (which is an improvement over today). Time to take the winter tires off...
04-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,420
Posted By gecho

You can see why they got banned here:...

You can see why they got banned here: https://www.bikeforums.net/news-announcements/388447-banned-users-40.html People frequently get banned for having strong opinions and frequently getting into...
04-11-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,163
Posted By gecho

I was hoping I'd be done with the below freezing...

I was hoping I'd be done with the below freezing rides by now, but nope. UV Index of 5, with balaclava temperatures is an annoying combination, requiring the use of sunscreen to prevent a weird...
04-03-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,065
Posted By gecho

Local cycling body here in Sask. extended event...

Local cycling body here in Sask. extended event cancellations to mid-June. I'll miss the pleasure of the early season 200s where its just below freezing for the start and gets all the way up to 10C...
04-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,163
Posted By gecho

We had a fantastic weekend, but a bit of a winter...

We had a fantastic weekend, but a bit of a winter relapse this week. Convenient time for a few rest days with -10C temperatures and winds gusting to 60 km/h. Despite the temperature today the sun...
03-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By gecho

I'm getting close to the switching from boots to...

I'm getting close to the switching from boots to shoes point, at least for 1 bike. I need to change the saddle height when switching between boots and shoes, so I like to only do it once per season....
03-18-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,065
Posted By gecho

Our provincial cycling body has told all the...

Our provincial cycling body has told all the clubs to cancel their events until at least May 1st. No club activity will be covered by liability insurance, so that puts the season on hold.
03-09-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,048
Posted By gecho

Today we had the interesting situation where the...

Today we had the interesting situation where the sun was intense enough to melt the snow on unsalted roads even with the temperature several degrees below freezing. Water that hits the bike freezes...
03-04-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,048
Posted By gecho

Currently stuck in annoying weather mode this...

Currently stuck in annoying weather mode this week. Light snow / rain every evening has ensured the roads have been constantly wet all week. I still got some decent rides in despite the mess, but...
03-02-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,484
Posted By gecho

Add to Cue Sheet feature on RideWithGPS has been...

Add to Cue Sheet feature on RideWithGPS has been a premium feature for a while now.
02-27-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,048
Posted By gecho

On my road rides since the weekend I've been...

On my road rides since the weekend I've been getting friendly honks from a few passing cars. Probably other cyclists not up to riding in 3C weather. Nice thing about riding in winter is its very...
02-26-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,048
Posted By gecho

Not much snow this winter. Enough has melted...

Not much snow this winter. Enough has melted that I'm going back to road riding on a nearby highway on the warmer days since I have a clear ice free route to get to it. Still a far way off the...
01-27-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,336
Posted By gecho

I usually setup my repair stand in the entry way...

I usually setup my repair stand in the entry way and place 2 boot trays under the bike to catch melting snow and water I used for cleaning. I also use the boot trays when doing maintenance to catch...
01-15-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,067
Posted By gecho

On new year's eve I discovered my fat bike's...

On new year's eve I discovered my fat bike's freehub was shattered into 5 large pieces. It must have been like that for a while but the cassette was holding everything together. Still waiting on a...
01-12-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By gecho

Last year I studded an entire 3.8" Gnarwhal with...

Last year I studded an entire 3.8" Gnarwhal with salvaged outer row studs from my worn out set of Marathon Winter tires, the stud tool handle could be bigger to spread the force over a larger area. ...
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